U.S. Olympic Alpine skiing team complete with 7 added
Now-four-time Olympians Steven Nyman and Stacey Cook headlined the seven added to complete the U.S. Olympic Alpine skiing team Wednesday.
Nyman, a 35-year-old coming back from blowing out his left knee nearly one year ago, and Cook, 33, joined a team that includes the previously qualified Lindsey Vonn, Mikaela Shiffrin and Ted Ligety.
The full U.S. Olympic Alpine skiing team:
Stacey Cook -- 2006, 2010, 2014 Olympian
Megan McJames -- 2010, 2014 Olympian
Laurenne Ross -- 2014
Mikaela Shiffrin -- 2014
Resi Stiegler -- 2006, 2014
Lindsey Vonn -- 2002, 2006, 2010
Jackie Wiles -- 2014
David Chodounsky -- 2014
Tommy Ford -- 2010
Jared Goldberg -- 2014
Tim Jitloff -- 2010, 2014
Nolan Kasper -- 2010, 2014
Ted Ligety -- 2006, 2010, 2014
Steven Nyman -- 2006, 2010, 2014
Andrew Weibrecht -- 2010, 2014
Shiffrin and Vonn could sweep the five individual women’s events in PyeongChang. Shiffrin, the World Cup overall leader, is the clear slalom favorite and looking strong in the giant slalom and super combined.
Vonn, the 2010 Olympic downhill champion who missed Sochi due to knee injuries, has downhill and super-G wins this season.
The U.S. men have zero podiums this World Cup season and were dealt a blow when top speed racer Travis Ganong suffered a season-ending knee injury in December.
Ligety appears to be the best medal hope. The 2014 Olympic giant slalom champion, who dealt with injuries of his own this Olympic cycle, has a best finish of fifth this season.
These will be the first Olympics without Bode Miller racing since 1994 and the first without Julia Mancuso since 1998. The two most decorated U.S. Olympic skiers retired and will be part of the NBC Olympics team in South Korea.
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